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June 2009

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Homegrown Music is WVIA-FM's exclusive series which each week showcases the talents of regional contemporary music artists in recordings produced in the WVIA-FM studios by series host George Graham. Special features during June include a Gathering of Singer Songwriters recorded in Scranton. Further information on Homegrown Music may be obtained via the World Wide Web at http://homegrownmusic.info and http://mywvia.org/radio/homegrown-music

June 2 Stratospheerius. This is a first-rate nationally-known jazz-rock fusion group featuring electric violinist Joe Deninzon. They have released several acclaimed CDs. This encore features the band's energetic music in a WVIA session from late 2007.

Stratospheerius at WVIA
Stratospheerius at WVIA

Andy Scott
Andy Scott at WVIA
June 9 Andy Scott. Jazzy singer-songwriter Andy Scott's CD Don't Tempt Fate, (featuring a guest appearance by Madeleine Peyroux), was recently featured on the Mixed Bag weekly album review. Scott makes his debut appearance on Homegrown Music in a solo performance on both piano and guitar, with a collection of new non-album songs.

June 16 Hitchin' Cricket. A fine bluegrass and country band from around Forest City PA, Hitchin' Cricket was in hiatus for several years while the group's principal members were in Oregon. Now that they are back in Northeastern PA, the band has been reactivated, and they return to Homegrown Music with a new set of original songs.

Hitchin' Cricket
Hitchin' Cricket at WVIA

Gathering of Singer-Songwriters
Gathering of Singer-Songwriters L to R: CJ McKenna, Lorne Clarke, Kate Jordan, Tom Flannery, George Wesley, George Graham
June 23 A Homegrown Music "On the Road" Concert Special: A Gathering of Singer-Songwriters. In 1995, Homegrown Music producer George Graham assembled some diverse regional singer-songwriters for a concert in which they took turns sharing songs. It included Tom Flannery, Lorne Clarke, the duo Kate & CJ, and George Wesley. Despite their different styles, they quickly became friends and collaborators over the years. Now 14 years later, they came together again in March for a concert at the Scranton Cultural Center, again hosted by George Graham who gave them broad topics to address in song. It turned out to be a memorable evening before an enthusiastic audience. The two-hour concert will be broadcast as a special edition of Homegrown Music. (Note: Start time 8:00 PM.)

June 30 The Knife and Fork Band. This distinctive folk-rock sextet from NE Pennsylvania and the Philadelphia area returns to Homegrown Music after a nearly 15 year absence. Armed with their trademark instrumentation including cello and button accordion, they appear with a new collection of their appealing, sometimes pleasantly quirky songs.

Knife and Fork Band
The Knife and Fork Band after their Homegrown Music session

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